Growing, Growing, wow do they grow fast!

Well, the piglets are doing well, and as hard as it is to believe, it will only be a short time before they are weaned off momma and will be split into grow out groups, I still have a bit of a slower growth happening with Beaker, but he is holding his own.

I can tell that it is getting close to weaning time with Miss Piggy, not because she is not willing to give them a nurse X amount of times a day but because she is starting to drive them away from her own personal feed bin and sending them running to their own bowls, for the first couples weeks she seemed to almost show them what to eat, now she is “go get your own”, second the piglets are getting quite bold, 99 percent of the time this week, they have been over in their own pen sleeping in the barrel nests, with only beaker still choosing to sleep next to his momma most of the time.

So here is there video of them enjoy cooked beets and carrots for their breakfast this morning..

Now I figure I need to put this out into the mindset, I am planning on taking one of these guys as a suckling pig for our farm use over the next couple weeks, I promise that I will use every single part and I will share lots of info on process, curing, smoking and recipes but as we have all been in the Aw!! they are so cute mode, I wanted to put it out there that while we can do the “so sweet”, somewhere in the back of mind.. just put that.. someone is going to be harvested soon enough..

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6 Responses to Growing, Growing, wow do they grow fast!

  1. Deb Weyrich-Cody says:

    That sucks, but c’est la vie, eh?

  2. Marie says:

    You should add… “Dun dun DUN!” :p

  3. I just showed the video to Starvation (our almost-3-year-old) and asked, “Do you know what those are?” He nodded and said, “Food.” I assumed he meant they were eating, and I laughed and said, “They’re piglets.” He said, “No, they’re not! They’re FOOD!”

    Okay, then. He DOES tell everyone, all the time, that he’s going to be a farmer. (And a super hero. I tell him it’s the same thing.)

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